NBA Rumors: Why San Antonio Spurs Would Be Perfect Fit for Boris Diaw

Mike MoraitisAnalyst IMarch 21, 2012

CHARLOTTE, NC - FEBRUARY 10:  Boris Diaw #32 of the Charlotte Bobcats during their game at Time Warner Cable Arena on February 10, 2012 in Charlotte, North Carolina. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Boris Diaw and the Charlotte Bobcats have agreed on a buyout, and the San Antonio Spurs could be the front-runners to land the veteran forward, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.

The buyout was agreed to after Diaw and coach Paul Silas had a falling out. San Antonio can sign him as long as he clears waivers.

But even after his issues with the Bobcats, Diaw is an attractive commodity for a team looking to fill out its bench and add depth to its roster. He's proven to have a lot of talent and an affinity to score the basketball, but his only problem has been conditioning.

Just looking at Diaw, you can see he needs to work on his physique. Perhaps being in a winning situation will change that lack of desire for Diaw.

At 6-foot-8, Diaw would be a good presence on the defensive side of the ball and would also give the Spurs another scoring threat as well as a little more youthful energy and experience on the floor. He also serves as another outside shooter who can stretch the floor for the Spurs.

Diaw's playoff experience is extensive when he was a member of the Phoenix Suns and that type of pedigree is right for San Antonio.

The Spurs can also afford to rest their players more down the stretch if they add Diaw to their roster. That's particularly important considering how tired they looked when they were upset by the Memphis Grizzlies during the NBA playoffs last season.

This move makes perfect sense with little risk and a potentially high reward.